Documentary Budget Template Pack

Documentary Budget Template Pack + Video Tutorials

Industry-Standard Documentary Budget Template Pack + Tutorial

Additional Budgeting Resources

Documentary Budget Sample Pack
The 2018 Documentary Going Rates Handbook


This budget template pack is part of the Ultimate Documentary Budgeting System (Best Value).

Included in this pack are TWO budget templates: a simple one and a detailed one.

1. The DETAILED Budget Template (6 pages) is a professional grade, Excel-based Documentary Budgeting Template with built-in formulas for easy estimating and actualizing. Includes 5 detailed pages of Line Items, with Summary Top Sheet. This template will impress your funders, while helping you stay well-organized! ...

2. The SIMPLE Budget Template (1 page) is great for small projects such as promo videos and short docs. Built-in line items and formulas help you make a simple, accurate budget in minutes.

In addition to the templates, get 44-minutes of video tutorials explaining step by step how to use these high powered professional templates to create a well organized and funder-ready budget.

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Jilann Spitzmiller
Jilann Spitzmiller
Documentary Producer-Director

Jilann Spitzmiller is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on the BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, Aljazeera, PBS, Canal+ and many other channels worldwide. 

Spitzmiller is a 3-time recipient of ITVS funding and has twice received Sundance Institute funding. She has been a Sundance Institute fellow and a mentor at NALIP's Producer's Lab, as well as a guest panelist and teacher at many festivals and workshops. 

Her work has won more than 20 awards and has been shown around the globe. Her documentary SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and has become a cult classic. She co-directed, produced and edited HOMELAND which aired on National PBS. Jilann’s most recent feature documentary, STILL DREAMING, released on PBS in April 2018. 

She co-founded DocuMentors and is deeply committed to helping filmmakers world-wide have the most impact that they can by telling their best story possible.